Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Deflating Fraud

The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. The purpose of the program is to provide good care for children while their parents work or pursue an education that can eventually help...

Paper Pushers

Paper pushers are usually associated with doing boring or unimportant work. Today, we take a look at two Houston-based physicians who took paper pushing to a whole new level in totally separate multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud schemes. They signed off on fraudulent paperwork that caused the government healthcare...

Friends and Family

Friends and family worked together to pull off what is considered to be the largest case of Medicaid fraud in the state of Minnesota. The $7.7million heist involved two sisters who illegally set up home care companies, then stole from the government program that was supposed...

The Reality of Fraud

Reality television became a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These statistics show there are several reasons why the genre is so popular. Whether viewers just like the interpersonal drama, find the shows to contain mindless drivel that helps them forget about...

Fill ‘er Up Fraud

It can be a costly lesson on both sides when public employees who are entrusted with the ability to make purchases on behalf of the government that employs them instead abuse their authority. According to a Hattiesburg American report, a former city Water Department...

A Tall Order of Fraud

Bartenders seem to be pretty close with locals/regulars; memorizing drink orders, personal interests, jobs, etc. What do you do when a bartender puts these people skills to use, in the wrong way? A StarTribune.com article reports how one Minneapolis bartender used her connections to...

Exploiting Laborers – and Healthcare Services

Worker’s Compensation Insurance fraud often calls to mind employees who fake or exaggerate an injury to claim benefits—but there are also plenty of fraudsters on the employer side. One of them, a Minnesota construction contractor, pleaded guilty In November 2019 to labor trafficking and...

Dark Clouds Are Building

Spring has given way to summer and both seasons have been chock full of heavy storms. While we think Mother Nature is the only thing to fear as tornados and hurricanes run roughshod over the country, we should remember that the fraudsters targeting disaster...

A Couple of Fraud Birds

A Minnesota husband and wife have been sentenced for cheating their employees out of workers’ compensation insurance. Leroy and Joyce Mehr admitted in court to swindling their employees out of more than $300,000. The Mehrs owned and operated a drywall company in Clearwater, MN....

An Insider’s Opinion

Whenever you are looking to enter a venture you do not have experience in, it's a great idea to get an ''insider's opinion.'? Let's say you want to build a pool. Sure, you've been to many pools, but that doesn't qualify you as a...
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